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September 1, 2016

THAT SIGNAL WASN'T ALIENS — IT WAS COMING FROM EARTH

Did we just get neuralyzed? For a few precious days this week, the scientific community vacillated between enthralled or enraged by the news that a Russian […]
August 31, 2016

THIS IS THE FIRST ROCKET SPACEX WILL TRY TO RE-LAUNCH

Today has been a good day for details-starved SpaceX news enthusiasts. Earlier today we learned that the payload for the first reused rocket would be a […]
August 30, 2016

SETI Telescopes Are Investigating a Weird Radio Signal from a Sunlike Star

An unusual radio signal from a Sunlike star has prompted alien hunters to take a closer look at the system, located just 94 light years away. […]
August 30, 2016

NASA wants to drop a submarine in Titan's ocean to find live

NASA is working on sending a submarine into the depths of the Kraken Mare — the largest ocean on Saturn’s moon Titan. There are really two […]
August 29, 2016

(Mock) Mars Mission Comes to (Mock) Tragic End Thanks to (Real) Fire

The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and fiery end. After an (actual) greenhouse fire […]
August 28, 2016

NASA's Juno probe makes its closest approach yet to Jupiter

Soaring about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above the planet’s clouds, NASA’s Juno space probe had its closest-ever look at Jupiter Saturday. The pass was the first […]
August 27, 2016

DRAGON'S BACK: SPACEX CONFIRMS SUCCESSFUL SPLASHDOWN

Dragon‘s taking a bath in the Pacific Ocean after spending a little over a month hanging out with the International Space Station. This is the other […]
August 26, 2016

HOW WE COULD SEE THE NEW 'EARTH-LIKE' PLANET UP CLOSE

WE NEED TINY SPACESHIPS. LOTS OF ‘EM. The dramatic announcement that a small rocky planet might exist in the nearest star system to the sun, Alpha Centauri, […]
August 25, 2016

JEFF WILLIAMS BREAKS U.S. RECORD FOR MOST DAYS IN SPACE

CUMULATIVE RECORD: 520 DAYS AND COUNTING Congratulations are in order. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams just broke the U.S. record for cumulative spaceflight hours, previously set by Scott […]